Kolkata and Hyderabad will be up against one another in match number 61 of the Indian Premier League. Both these teams remain in the race to reach the final four but while Hyderabad have a chance to reach 16 points and keep their destiny in their own hands, even if Kolkata win their remaining 12 matches, the maximum they can reach is 14 points and they will have to depend upon a few other results for them to proceed to the Playoffs.
Ahead of their face-off, here is a stat-based prediction of what could happen in this match set to be played at the MCA Stadium in Pune.
1. Toss Prediction
Hyderabad have won 9 out of 11 matches in IPL 2022 and it is hard to bet against them as far as the toss prediction is concerned. Predicting Hyderabad to win the toss.
2. Win Possibility
These two teams have met each other a total of 22 times in the past. 14 of these games have gone in favour of Kolkata while 8 of these matches have been won by Hyderabad which suggests a slight advantage to Kolkata. In the current season too, Kolkata seem to have finally found their perfect combination as their dominating performance against Mumbai in their previous match suggests. So predicting Kolkata to build on that form and register a win over Hyderabad.
3. Team of the Day
The team of the Day for this game is Kolkata as they not only have a superior head-to-head record but are coming on the back of an empathic 52-run win over Mumbai. Hyderabad, meanwhile, have lost four games in a row and have no momentum whatsoever.
4. Powerplay Score
The average powerplay score at the MCA Stadium Pune is 45.3. Both teams have had opening woes in the tournament but Kolkata seem to have sorted their issues by bringing in Venkatesh Iyer back at the top of the order along with Aaron Finch. So expecting them to breach the 45-run mark in the first six overs. Hyderabad might end up with fewer runs than that.
5. Average first innings and second innings score
This is the last match at the MCA Stadium in Pune this season. 171 has been the average first innings score here in IPL 2022. Meanwhile, the average second innings score here is 146.33.
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